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ABOUT CEDAR CREEK SCHOOL 

Cedar Creek School is an independent, co-educational college preparatory school that was founded in 1970. Located in north Louisiana, the campus has a student body of 678 students in Pre-K through 12th grade. Students are drawn to Cedar Creek from rural communities, small towns, and mid-sized cities from seven parishes by the school’s reputation for academic excellence. Cedar Creek practices an open non-discriminatory admission policy.

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ACCREDITATION
AND MEMBERSHIP

Cedar Creek School is accredited by the State of Louisiana and both the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). The school holds membership in SAIS, the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA), and Independent School Management (ISM).


CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Cedar Creek School offers an expanded college preparatory curriculum. Career shadowing opportunities are available for juniors and seniors. Students are asked to complete a minimum of ten hours of community service each school year. Twenty-four and a half credits are required for graduation in the following subject areas:

English  4 credits
Social Studies  4 credits
Mathematics  4 credits
Science  4 credits
Foreign Language  2 credits (3 or more recommended)
Fine Arts  1 credit
Physical Ed/Health  2 credits
Computer   .5 credit
Electives  3 credits

Total  24.5 credits
 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES

AP English Literature/Composition
AP English Language/Composition
AP United States History
AP Physics 1
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Psychology
AP Calculus AB
AP French Language/Culture
AP Studio Art
AP Spanish Language/Culture
AP Art History

ADVANCED HONORS COURSES (Pre-AP)

English I & II
Science (Biology, Physical Science, and Chemistry and Chemistry II)
Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, and Advanced Math)

DUAL ENROLLMENT (with Louisiana University System)

Fine Arts Survey
French III Honors
AP French
Medical Terminology
Biology II Honors
AP Biology
U.S. History Honors
AP U.S. History
AP Psychology
Advanced Math Honors & Advanced Honors
Algebra II Honors & Advanced Honors
English IV Honors

HONORS

English I, II, III and IV
Science (Biology, Physical Science, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology II)
Social Science (U.S. History)
Mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Adv Math, Probability & Statistics, and Calculus)
Foreign Language (Spanish III and French III) 

GRADE AND RANK INFORMATION

All students take seven courses each year. Cumulative grade point averages are based on annual grades. The annual grade is computed by combining quarter grades with semester exams.

Cedar Creek School does not rank its students, rather a quartile is determined, based on all students and on all subjects. All subjects are college preparatory. Grade point average is weighted. Honors, Advanced Honors, and Advanced Placement courses receive additional weight.

GRADING SCALE

GRADING SCALE        GPA Scale
A = 93-100                   A = 4.0
B = 85-92                     B = 3.0
C = 77-84                     C = 2.0
D = 70-76                     D = 1.0
F = Below 70                F = 0.0

Quality Points
1/2 quality point added for Honors classes
1 quality point added for AP and Advanced Honors classes

CLASS OF 2020

In the Class of 2020, 51 students matriculated as follows:

Accepted to 4-year college 94%
Accepted to 2-year college 6%
TOPS qualifiers 96%
Total scholarships accepted: $2,193,320
Total scholarships offered: $5,077,038

ACT INFORMATION CLASS OF 2020

Average composite ACT score  26.3
Top quartile   30.7
Top half  29.3

COLLEGE PLACEMENT

More than 95% of students graduating from Cedar Creek School attend four-year colleges. 

RECENT COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES

American University
Baker University
Baylor University
Belmont University
Bossier Parish Community College
Boston College
Boston University
Centenary College of Louisiana
Columbia University
Dartmouth College
Emory University
East Texas Baptist University
Fordham University
George Mason University
Grambling State University
Hinds Community College
Hollins University
Holy Cross College
Louisiana College
Louisiana Delta Community College
Louisiana State University
Louisiana State University—Eunice
Louisiana Tech University
Loyola University New Orleans
Millsaps College
Mississippi College
Mississippi State University
New York University
Northeastern University
Northern Arizona University
Northwestern State University
Northwestern University
Ouachita Baptist University
Purdue University
Smith College
Southeastern Louisiana University
Southern Arkansas University
Southern Methodist University
Swarthmore College
Texas A&M University
Texas Christian University
Tulane University
United States Naval Academy
University of Alabama
University of Alabama—Birmingham
University of Arkansas
University of California—Berkeley
University of California—Davis
University of California—Irvine
University of California—Los Angeles
University of California—San Diego                                                                                      
University of Chicago
University of Kansas
University of Louisiana—Lafayette
University of Louisiana—Monroe
University of Mississippi
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of Pennsylvania
University of Scranton
University of Southern California
University of Southern Mississippi                                                                                     
University of the South (Sewanee)                                                                                   
University of Virginia
Vassar College
Wellesley College                                                                                                           
Yale University

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